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Basketball 'escort queen' indicted on forged checks charges

Jul. 20, 2018 9:41 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A woman who declared herself the "escort queen" of a sex scandal involving the University of Louisville's basketball team has been indicted on theft charges. The Courier Journal reports Katina Powell was indicted by a grand jury Thursday of criminal possession of a forged instrument...

New Mexico regents move forward with cutting sports

Jul. 19, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Board of Regents at New Mexico's flagship university voted Thursday to eliminate four sports teams and make other changes to its troubled athletic department to address persistent budget problems and failures to meet federal gender equity requirements under Title IX. University...

North Carolina, UCLA, Michigan State part of Las Vegas event

Jul. 19, 2018 3:35 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — North Carolina, UCLA, Michigan State and Texas will play in an early season basketball tournament in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Invitational will include games at campus sites, then the final two rounds on Nov. 22-23 in Las Vegas. North Carolina takes on Texas in one semifinal, and Michigan...

Clemson's Brownell gets 6-year, $15 million contract

Jul. 19, 2018 11:04 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Considered a recent "hot-seat" candidate, Clemson's Brad Brownell has the chance to become the longest-serving men's basketball coach in Tiger history. Brownell received a new six-year contract on Thursday that will pay him $15 million through 2024. He's spent eight seasons at...

Duke basketball to appear in all-access show this fall

Jul. 19, 2018 10:04 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke's basketball team will be the subject of an all-access show. The eight-episode series titled "Earn Everything" was announced Thursday by the school, and it will document the Blue Devils as they prepare for the 2018-19 season and will be released in the fall. It will follow the...

Beilein agrees to extension with automatic rollovers

Jul. 18, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach John Beilein has agreed to a contract extension through the 2022-23 season. The school said Wednesday the five-year deal automatically extends an additional year and repeats each year until either Beilein or the school decides not to renew. The 65-year-old Beilein has...

NCAA announces women's regional hoops sites for 2021, 2022

Jul. 18, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Washington, will be a host site for NCAA women's basketball regionals in 2021 and 2022. The NCAA announced regional sites for both years on Wednesday. Other hosts for 2021 are Times Union Center in Albany, New York, H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Texas, near Austin, and Cintas...

USA women's team to hold camp, exhibition in South Carolina

Jul. 18, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. women's national team will get ready for the FIBA Basketball World Cup with a training camp and exhibition game at Colonial Life Arena. The Americans are led by South Carolina coach and three-time Olympic gold medalist Dawn Staley. The women's team will convene at South...

Ex-Evansville coach Simmons to join Clemson basketball staff

Jul. 18, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Former Evansville coach Marty Simmons has joined the Clemson staff. Tigers coach Brad Brownell also announced Wednesday the hiring of ex-Georgia player and staffer Matt Bucklin as his team's director of operations. Simmons coached the Purple Aces for 11 seasons until being fired this...

Cumberland naming court after Coastal Carolina coach Ellis

Jul. 18, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Coastal Carolina coach Cliff Ellis will have the basketball court at NAIA program Cumberland University named in his honor. Cumberland athletic director Ron Pavan says the playing surface at Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena will be named after Ellis at a public ceremony Aug. 17. Ellis began...